Resident Evil Village is one of the best Resident Evil annotations today, and its story is a big part of it. Despite the fact that the Village only has about 10 hours of driving time, it manages to pack a bunch of story twists, turns and the wrong orientation, leading to a game that is as fascinating in its storytelling as the action pack.
Capcom has intelligently mixed the story of Ethan Winters, the protagonist of the all-encompassing Resident Evil study. But when Resident Evil Village serves as the eighth mainline in the veteran series, knowing how these threads of narrative relate to each other can sometimes be a little confusing – especially when it comes to the end. So we’re going to look at how the Village ended, what it means for the characters involved and the questions that haven’t been answered.
Be warned, there is the largest spoilers in front of Resident Evil Village – and previous Resident Evil titles – in front. So proceed with caution.
Resident Evil Village ends: what happened
The Resident Evil Village series really ends after Ethan meets Chris Redfield at the Heisenberg factory deep in the game. Understandably, Ethan is angry with Chris when, at their last meeting, the BSAA captain attacked Winters ’economy, shot Ethan’s wife, Mian, and abducted their child, Rose, embarking on an unfortunate series of events.
Chris explains to Ethan that he killed was not Mia at all. Instead, it was Miranda, the village’s elusive mother – who has the ability to turn into anyone by injecting Megamycete (that’s the mold we saw in Resident Evil 7). Chris claims to have stolen Rose to protect her because the BSAA wasn’t sure if Ethan was also infected. But during transportation in a BSAA truck, Miranda (like Mia) woke up, crashed the truck and stole Rose.
Jumping in a large polymer / metal-composite-armored vehicle (a material that metal-free Heisenberg cannot control), Ethan goes face to face with Miranda’s rebellious child, who has turned into a Transformer-looking, metallic monster. After Ethan’s victory over Heisenberg, Miranda finally appears – in her true form.
Miranda reveals that she was the village’s senior woman throughout the game and – of course – Mia, as we saw her at the beginning of the game. Mother Miranda then tears Ethan’s heart and leaves him dead.
After Ethan’s death, we then step into the shoes of Chris Redfield, whose mission is to destroy the source of Megamycete and kill Miranda. Fighting his way through the village and placing explosives on Megamycete, Chris collides with Miranda’s lab – where most of the loose ends of the village are tied. Like
Photographs and diaries reveal that Miranda was a researcher who discovered Megamycete in a cave during the expedition. Miranda discovered that Megamycete was able to change people, and decided to do experiments with the organism, hoping it would allow her to bring back her dead daughter, who died of the Spanish flu, back to life.
Miranda began experimenting with the village’s Megamycete, planting the villagers from a moldy organism so she could control them – hoping to find the “perfect vessel” for her daughter Eva. The Four Lords: Heisenberg, Lady Dimistreceu, Moreau and Donna were the four main competitors.
To increase efficiency, Miranda even created a parasite called Cadou from Megamycete – but most of these experiments turned lean.
According to Miranda’s notes, he was contacted by an “organization” who offered help with his investigation. Miranda gave the organization some mold and some of Evan’s DNA.
Chris finds the real Mia in the lab cell and informs him of the bad news that Ethan is dead. We thought he was. Then cut to the “dream” series where Ethan visits Eveline, the Resident Evil 7 bio-weapon, Eveline reveals to Ethan that he’s been dead all along – Jack has killed him at Baker’s apartment. The only reason Ethan works is that he’s now mostly made of mold – we wondered why he was able to fasten his hands so easily …
After the announcement, Ethan heartily awakens himself and kills Mother Miranda. After the fight, he hands the baby to Rose Chris and tells the captain to leave the village so Ethan can start the lighter on Megamycete – which destroys himself and Miranda’s evil roots. Chris, Mia, and baby Rose flee, though it turns out that the BSAA agent had also become a bioweapon. In the final scene, Chris vows revenge on The Connections, a criminal organization that creates and sells guns.
But that’s not all. In the post-credit scene, we see teenage Rose placing flowers on her father’s grave before returning to a black SUV driven by a BSAA agent. The following words appear on the screen: “Dad’s story is now done.”
Resident Evil Village ends: what does it have to do with an umbrella?
There’s a lot to cut, and if you’re not up to date with your Resident Evil information, you may be wondering how all this information relates to other Resident Evil games.
Let’s start with Miranda and fashion. We now know that Miranda used to be a scientist and he discovered Megamycete in a cave during an expedition. Megamycete is the organism from which mold – which moved the Baker family and much of the village – comes from. This mold has the ability to disintegrate and absorb the consciousness of the dead, which is why Miranda wanted to use it for the benefit of her daughter.
During the expedition, Miranda shared the findings with a young virologist named Oswell E.Spencer, whom you may know as the founder of Umbrella Pharmaceuticals and one of the comprehensive antagonists in the Resident Evil series – but it jumps quite a bit further. Miranda even invited Oswell to visit the village where he conducted his experiment. But while Miranda wanted to use the mold for her own benefit, Oswell disagreed with her method and instead felt that an organism like Megamycete could benefit the whole world if used as a virus.
So Oswell conducted his own research inspired by Miranda and discovered the Progenitor virus in Africa – which eventually becomes the T virus – and eventually founded Umbrella Pharmaceuticals, an umbrella-shaped symbol named Miranda, seen in a cave that contained a mold.
Meanwhile, after failed pilot attempts back in the village, the organization contacted Miranda to help with its research. The Connections took a sample of Evan’s DNA and mold and later created the bio-weapon Eveline – which we saw in Resident Evil 7.
Thanks to Resident Evil 7’s Evelinen Shenanigans and Mia’s previous work The Connections, Mother Miranda learned about Evelinen’s existence and later became aware of Rose Winters ’existence. Miranda saw Rose as the perfect ship for Eva, and she planned to attack Winters ’home and, over time, gain control of Rose – but Chris ruined the plans.
The Village stops Chris from taking revenge on The Connections, who seem to be the main initiator of all this. The organisation’s connection to Umbrella? It was founded by Oswell’s right hand, Brandon Bailey.
The order after the village’s creditworthiness suggests that any additional tranches will go to Rose Winters, which is overseen by the BSAA. appears be a biogas weapon itself. Maybe that’s why Miranda wanted him?
Resident Evil Village ends: unanswered questions
While most of Resident Evil Village’s key chains are tied, we still have a few unanswered questions. First, how did the BSAA agent become a bioweapon? Is the BSAA now buying bio-agents from The Connections? It looks like the next game might see us finally face a crime with the syndicate to expose all of this.
Which brings us to our next question: is Rose the main protagonist to play from now on? This seems to be the case given this post-credit scene, but does it mean that we are playing as a bio-weapon rather than a human being? If this is a plan, we expect the next Resident Evil to be more experimental again and could rely more on supernatural forces than factory weapons.
Also, if Rose is a teenager, does that mean the next game will be held in at least ten years – depending on her exact age? If that’s true, it could mean the entire game series is advancing at least a decade ahead, and maybe we’ll even see older – probably glittering – Chris Redfield and maybe even older versions of other Resident Evil fans ’favorites.
We know for sure that Resident Evil’s Ethan Winters chapter is now closed and it looks like Rose is coming from here – in some form.